ProPeru Service Corps
Millions of people around the world suffer health conditions as a result of indoor air pollution from the stoves they use to cook their food. The ProPeru Service Corps is a non-profit organization that has developed a low cost, sustainable & safe stove design. Approximately 3,500 ProPeru stoves have been installed with great success and immediate benefits.
- 12% increase in lung capacity only three months after installation
- The stove saves each family an estimated $40 USD in reduced wood costs per year(a fortune to families living in extreme poverty).
- The ProPeru stove is approved by the Pan American Organization for Health for its effectiveness in removing the danger from smoke inhalation in homes.
- Two Sity employees recently traveled to Peru to observe firsthand the incredible impact of this program in poor communities, and we have made an ongoing financial pledge to support.